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Remarkable spider with a tail found preserved in amber after 100 million years

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An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a Spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. The new animal resembles a spider in having fangs, male pedipalps, four walking legs and silk-producing spinnerets at its rear. However, it also bears a long flagellum or tail. No living spider has a tail [Credit: Dinghua Yang]The finding is...

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